To the Editor:
Happy birthday, Wrigley Field – home of the Chicago Cubs.
In my memory, I still see Dave Kingman hitting those home runs. I’m trying to remember his uniform number. I thought it was 10 like Ron Santo’s.
I was at Wrigley Field once when “Wild Thing” Mitch Williams was pitching. Top of the ninth, he walks the first three batters. Talk about intense. Then he strikes out the next three. What a win.
Bill Buckner – No. 22 – was my favorite. Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez always will be my favorite Nos. 3 and 4 batters. I miss them.
Another time I was there, the Cubs played the Phillies and a brawl broke out. Cannot
remember why, but both benches cleared. Those two teams had quite a game once – 22 innings, was it? Phillies ended up winning.
Many have Wrigley moments for there’s much history behind her. Babe Ruth pointing to right field and then hitting a home run. There was unforgettable moments.
Then there were forgettable moments, such as the dead silence after the Cubs got swept in the 2008 playoffs. That hurt.
Today, the Cubs look good, but the journey is far from over, and that one moment is still awaiting them and only they can capture it.
And when they do, Wrigley Field will truly be restored.
Happy birthday, Wrigley, and go Cubs.
Bob DeLacy Jr.